South Warwickshire first ‘Outstanding’ acute trust in Midlands

The Care Quality Commission has rated South Warwickshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Outstanding overall.

Waiting lists expected to reach 5.8m by end of 2024

New analysis shows that waiting lists are expected to reach 5.8 million by the end of 2024, up from 4.4 million in 2019 and 2.5 million in 2010.

10,000 blood pressure tests rolled out

10,000 people in Cheshire and Merseyside have had their blood pressure tested, thanks to a programme funded by the BHF.

Over 5,000 deaths since 2016 after delayed admission to A&E

5,449 patients have died over the past three years because they have spent so long on a trolley in an A&E unit waiting for a hospital bed.

Labour promises to pull NHS back from the brink if elected

The Labour Party has highlighted hundreds of ‘extreme’ risks to patient and staff safety in hospitals across England.

Over 22,000 EU nationals leave NHS since referendum

New figures indicate that more than 22,000 EU nationals have left the NHS since the EU referendum in 2016.

Third of hospitals 'increased parking charges' last year

A third of hospitals in England put up car parking charges last year, with total income rising by 10 per cent.

Public focus on ‘cure for cancer’ is masking progress

A strong public focus on a ‘cure for cancer’ is masking dramatic progress in extending the lives of patients with advanced cancer.

4,600 NHS patient deaths linked to safety incidents

Data has revealed that more than 4,600 patient deaths have been linked to safety incidents at hospital, mental health and ambulance trusts.

Quarter of cancer patients experience avoidable diagnosis delay

A new study has found that one in four cancer patients experienced a delay to their diagnosis that could have been avoided.

GP numbers down by nearly 1,000 since 2015

The number of GPs in England has fallen by nearly 1,000 since 2015, despite government promises to boost numbers.

True A&E waiting times could be worse than reported

The true number of patients waiting longer than 12 hours in A&E could be tens of thousands more than official data suggests.

Parties 'ducked' big issues, says NHS Providers

Chris Hopson has argued that politicians have ‘ducked’ the big issues in health and social care during the election campaign.

Amazon given free use of health data

Amazon has been given free access to healthcare information collected by the NHS as part of an Amazon Alexa contract with the government.

Labour criticises Tory cuts to health services

The Conservatives have cut health and education spending by £37.3 billion since 2010, according to new research unveiled by the Labour Party.

Tax increase should pay for health and social care, says poll

There is increasing public support for paying more tax to maintain and improve health and social care.

Wrong diagnosis costs NHS £583m in compensation

Hospitals have paid £583 million in compensation to patients in the past three years after doctors failed to diagnose correctly.

Different record-keeping systems risking safety

NHS trusts are using at least 21 different electronic medical record systems which are unable to effectively share information.

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